OBITUARY

Ronald Gillis

August 9, 1961December 15, 2020
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WATERVILLE- It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ronald “Randy” Gillis after losing his battle with COVID-19 on December 15, 2020. He was born on August 9, 1961 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, spending his childhood in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was raised by loving parents Ronald and Florence Gillis. Randy moved to the United States in 1984 with his then-wife Melody in support of her nursing career. Randy worked at Huhtamaki for 33 years.

A proud Cape Bretoner at heart, Randy looked forward to going home every summer. One of his happiest moments was when he became a grandfather. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff in the Maine general critical care unit: Dr. Henry, Dr Ho, Julius, Maria, Sam, Josh, Tiffany, Tabitha, and Nick.

Randy is survived by his daughters, Kayleigh Love (James) and Sarah Gillis; his grandchildren Jensen Love and Margot Love; his fiancée, Renee Michaud,; his ex-wife Melody Gillis, and mother Florence Gillis; his brothers Joseph (Marina) Gillis, Glen Gillis, Paul (Diane) De Ruyte, and Mark (Bin) De Ruyte and sisters Karen (Paul) Lowe, Nancy De Ruyte, Heather (David) Hare, and Theresa (Rick) McPhee. He is predeceased by his father Ronald Gillis and birth mother Anne-marie De Ruyte.

Visitation will be held at Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville ME 04901, Monday, December 21, 2020, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Please keep in mind social distancing as you pay your respects, and masks are required.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home. Condolences and memories can be shared by visiting Ronald’s guestbook at http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

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    Monday, December 21, 2020

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Theresa McPhee

December 31, 2020

My dear Brother Randy R.I.P.
I will never hear that great chuckle you had deep from within your heart now in mine I will hold forever. The great time along with a million pics from our adventure to Mardi gras 2000. You understand why I haven't posted yet as I have undergone 2 surgery's myself. Enjoy those blue skies above and those unlimited Hurricanes
Your loving sister Theresa & Rick

Bill MacKinnon

December 22, 2020

Sorry to hear about Randy. Remember playing road hockey on Pellet Avenue as kids. He was a happy go lucky guy. My condolences to his family. RIP Randy.

Mary Schrage

December 21, 2020

Dave and I send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Randy. He was always so happy and fun loving to be around. So many wonderful memories will remain with us for a lifetime. We are truly heartbroken at his loss and pray you all find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Mary Schrage Cape Breton

Paul De Ruyte

December 21, 2020

Deepest condolences to all the individuals Randy has had contact with friends and family you will be in our thoughts. We hope you find peace and strength in the memories.
Paul, Diane and Sara De Ruyte

Brian Smith

December 21, 2020

I am very sorry that we have lost Randy. I only knew Randy from a work environment. Viewing the tribute video shares a part of his personal life that shows how much he loves his family. The part of Randy that I know has always been so positive and sincerely focused on improving safety for co-workers. I will miss his frequent smile and upbeat attitude. Best wishes for his family and close friends.

Bryan McDonald

December 21, 2020

Sorry to hear this sad news. Sending our deepest condolences to the family. Thinking of you in this difficult time.
Bryan ( 1st cousin) & Cheryl McDonald, NewWaterford, Nova Scotia

Kayleigh Love

December 18, 2020

Proud Papa

Sarah Gillis

December 18, 2020

Magoo 2 will miss you forever. I cherish the memories together.

Marina and Jody Gillis

December 18, 2020

Jody and Marina Gillis

December 18, 2020

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